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, the patient has high levels of cholesterol built up on the artery walls. jim goldenetz: my father had passed away during bypass surgery in 1986. so i was somewhat aware-- more than most-- that there could be problems with high cholesterol. well, cholesterol is a fatty substance that is in... produced by our bodies or ingested through certain products such as meats. eggs have a lot of cholesterol, for example. so if you were to really describe this molecule called cholesterol, it's a waxy, lipid-type substance that is very similar to fat. the body needs cholesterol to function normally. it is present in all the cell membranes and it helps produce many hormones. but it only takes a small amount of cholesterol to meet the body's needs. hodis: cholesterol is a catchall term of which there are many, many particles that float in the bloodstream that make up this cholesterol measurement. each one of these carries its own risk and, potentially, its own protective function also. high-density lipoprotein (hdl) carries cholesterol from the cells to the liver for removal from the body. that's why it's c
's in watsonville. here, we have some romaine lettuce from salinas. >> for jim mills, life is quite simply all about produce, and every day, his sacramento warehouse receives tons of it from just about every region in the golden state. >> broccoli from salinas. over here, some artichokes from watsonville and castroville. fennel from a local farm over in yolo. >> but the bulk of this produce doesn't stay here very long. within a few hours, much of it is trucked out to restaurants and businesses in northern california, some delivered by mills himself. he spends hours on the road, visiting farmers and chefs, taking produce from one to the other, and educating both parties along the way. >> may need a look at the progress of a particular crop or report back, maybe some feedback, to the farmer about how the chefs are using it or what they might be looking for in the near future. >> in many ways, produce express and people like jim mills are the link between 1,300 different restaurants in northern california and produce from all over the golden state. today's visit took us to del rio botanical farm in yol
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